Niger - Project to support the development of a strategy and a national action plan for decent youth employment in the agriculture and agribusiness sectors in Niger.


Project Summary

Approval Date 06 Dec 2021
Signature Date 14 Apr 2022
Planned Completion Date 30 Apr 2025
Sovereign / Non-Sovereign Sovereign
Sector Social
DAC Sector Code 11231
Environmental Category 2
Commitment U.A 1,000,000
Status Implementation

Project General Description

The proposed project supports the development of a strategy and a national action plan for decent youth employment in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in Niger (PAJEJ2A). The project aims to promote job creation in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in the country. The Bank will support the Government of Niger in its efforts to boost youth employment in the agricultural and agri-food sector and play a strategic role in national consultations on this issue in Niger. The project has 4 components: (i) Elaboration and popularisation of a strategy and a national action plan for youth employment in the agricultural and agri-food sector in Niger; (ii) Capacity building of actors and structures involved in the implementation of the strategy; (iii) Mobilisation of resources necessary for the implementation of the NAP and the scaling up of the COE; (iv) Operation of the Project Management Unit. This assistance is expected to contribute to the reduction of the youth unemployment rate. The total cost of the project, net of taxes and duties, is estimated at UA 1,000,000.

Project Objectives

The overall objective of the project is to contribute to the improvement of the effectiveness of policies for the promotion of employment of young men and women in the agricultural and agri-food sectors in Niger through (i) the elaboration of a national strategy integrating the gender theme and its action plan in this field, (ii) the contribution to the mobilization of the necessary resources for the implementation of the action plan, and (iii) the reinforcement of the capacities of the actors and the structures involved in the implementation of the strategy.

Beneficiaries

The targeted beneficiaries are: the Government of Niger, the Ministry of Agriculture/General Secretariat/Agricultural Policy Support Unit (USPA), young men and women entrepreneurs in the agribusiness sector.

Participating Organization

Funding
Fragile States Facility
Implementing
MINISTERE DE L'AGRICULTURE ET DE L'ELEVAGE DU NIGER

Information

IATI identifier 46002-P-NE-I00-004
Last Update 04 Oct 2022

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Contact Details

Name MAIGA Youssouf Ario
Email y.maiga@afdb.org

Geographic Location

Country Niger
Coordinates Location Name
13.5137 2.1098 Niamey